The Jackson City Council voted on April 2nd to approve a 1.5 million dollar construction contract for the Jackson Animal Care Center. We have asked to have spay/neuter involved during the planning and was told this was a "done deal" long ago. It was not, and the cost has skyrocketed for the building. A BIGGER BUILDING IS NOT THE ANSWER TO THE PET OVER-POPULATION PROBLEM IN WEST TN. Meanwhile, the powers-that-be are trying to push through a spay/neuter ordinance for the city, with no consultation with West TN Spay Neuter or any expert. We know that A SPAY/NEUTER ORDINANCE WILL NOT BE ENFORCEABLE AND WILL ONLY PENALIZE THE FOLKS WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD TO PAY FINES.
PLEASE SUPPORT US by attending the Jackson City Council meeting on May 7 9:00 in City Hall where I and others will speak out against the ordinance which is up for a vote that day. I will be representing you, folks who are burdened by the flood of strays in west TN. As well, tell your city council members that the Animal Care Center will only warehouse more animals and will do nothing to stop the animal breeding that plagues the area.
I am sharing the letter I wrote to Mayor Gist and city council members explaining the reasons why a larger version of the Humane Society will NOT be good for animals and is not good use of taxpayer and animal welfare money: bit.ly/2KLeJ2y
His response of 4/12/19: bit.ly/2KLeJ2y
and my response to that: bit.ly/2UZxd3
West TN Spay Neuter appreciates your support.